Spread across 3.4 hectares, the park is an evolving public greenspace that features works performed by Heka Group.
Instigated by Sunshine Coast Council, the new parkland is a community-use open space located in the township of Buderim in Queensland. The park was designed to provide a link to nature and a recreational space for locals and visitors to the region.
The development has taken place over a number of years, with several upgrades to the park including the installation of a full metal package fabricated and installed by Heka Group.
Comprising of barbecue and shade shelters and a butterfly-roof structure over the entertainment stage, along with balustrading throughout the park, the scope of works performed by Heka Group ensure Buderim Village Park has impressive, yet safe and practical, family friendly features.
The butterfly-roof structure over the park’s entertainment stage is made of steel and aluminium constructed by Heka Group. It is a large arrangement that provides shelter over the stage as well as architectural appeal for the park. In addition, aluminium laser-cut decorative panels line the back of the stage, celebrating the history of the region through their artistic representation of local flora and fauna.
The overall park scheme opens up to include a village green, open greenspace for recreation, internal pathways forming an upper and lower promenade, a viewing terrace, children’s play area, extensive plantings, a village square and multi-functional event space, along with barbecue areas and suitable parking for park users. The scheme also makes provisions for future recreation trails leading out of the park and into natural bushland.
Providing much needed cover from the elements, Heka Group, together with Sunshine Coast Council and JBD Steel Detailing, designed a series of shelters in steel and aluminium in an artistic representation of the region, with open sightlines that allow users to take in the sprawling mountain views and oceans vistas.
Built to handle the harsh climate of the region, the structures received a protective coating to ensure longevity within the park.
To secure safety and accessibility within the open space, Heka Group were also responsible for outfitting the park with steel fabricated balustrading. The clean lines and open framework of the balustrading meets the regulations required for public spaces, without impeding the astounding views.